You Know That You Are Too Old For The Job When . . .

Remember the corner cafe

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Oh, how good the coffee tasted in the corner café (see photo to right). The waitresses were all friendly and the apple pie was never stale.

But one day, a new-type of eating establishment opened for business. A thing called a "drive-through," where you never left your car and ate "like a king." So long with a slow death to the corner café.

Even the huge neon sign that hung on the apartment building above the café is now outdated and seldom used except in an antique museum.

The gas station attendant is now gone

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Antiquated people

Some doctors and surgeons are too old to work anymore.
Some doctors and surgeons are too old to work anymore. | Source
Remember women's hosiery with seams?
Remember women's hosiery with seams? | Source
I salute the steel workers.
I salute the steel workers. | Source

You Know That You Are Too Old For The Job When . . .

  • All of the junk mail gets sent to your desk.
  • You can write your name in the cobwebs and dust on your filing cabinet
  • You do not know your regular clients because their sons have taken over.
  • You forget where your office is located.
  • You offer to take your best friend (who works across from you) to lunch, but the new guy who took his place informs you that "Bud," your best friend retired two months ago.
  • Your boss now calls you "The Elderly Salesman."
  • When you walk out of the office on a Friday you start singing, "Oops, I Did It Again," and get laughed-at by coworkers for knowing the "oldies."
  • You wake-up one evening and find out that you have slept for two days and the coworkers have used "you" for a junk pile.
  • Your pet Terrier thinks you are a burglar for how you walk and bites you.
  • Your postman, he remembers your name, says, "Ernie, my brother the mortician, wants to know how you are feeling these days?"
  • The boss retires and his 45-year-old son takes his place and even he asks, "How much longer are you going to work here?"
  • You are never included in office parties afraid that you will slip and fall the sue the company for millions.
  • You get angry at the company for not providing a wheelchair parking slot for you.
  • Terms confuse you these days. Terms like: PC, laptop, wireless printer and cell phone.
  • You get reprimanded for calling an important client whose name is "Jose," "Ho-say."
  • You get turned-on from looking at Ex-Lax ads in National Geographic.

OLD AGE

Some call it "senior citizens." Either way, I do not like it. When all you mostly live on are your memories, scrapbooks and what few friends who remember the things that you do.

This stage of life to me is simply,

CLINGING TO LIFE


"Thank you, loyal and good followers, and non-followers, for taking the time to read this piece."

"I am thankful that I can still write hubs that might cause you to laugh."

Sincerely,

Kenneth

Who uses a Typist anymore?

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Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

Very funny but so true. I´ll be reaching that age if God permits me. For the mean time I have to keep my brain working. Thanks for making me laugh today. Have a nice day!


sheilamyers 2 years ago

All I can say is I hope my 401K gets big enough I can retire long before I reach that point.


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kenneth avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hi, Thelma, and thanks for the comment. I needed a good dose of friendship today. Thanks. And thank you for the following. I will be sending a personal note of thanks in the day ahead. Us old folks need our naps.

I appreciate you, Thelma.


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kenneth avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hi, sheilamyers,

I hope it will too. You have worked so hard over the years and you deserve a lot of leisure time to do what you want to do.

Hey, did you know that a mortician is the only worker who "will not have to be wheeled-out" of his workplace?

That just came to me.

Thanks for the sweet comment.


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MizBejabbers 2 years ago

That is funny with a touch of truth. When I was young, I had a boss tell me that when your job was no longer fun, it was time to go.


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kenneth avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

MizBejabbers,

You are so sweet to leave me this comment. I loved it and it is true. I have said this to a friend years ago. Thanks for the comment and reminder.

Love, K.


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janshares 2 years ago from Washington, DC

Funny, I'm starting to feel old for a lot of things. I'm so old school it's NOT funny but I still have to laugh. Thanks for this one, Kenneth.


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kenneth avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hi, sweet Jan,

Thanks so very much for your sweet comment. You? Old? Nope. I am now 60, the new 30, but my body says, "Give it up, old man!" I am starting to fantasize about bedtime each evening.

That is old, my friend.

You are so welcome and thank you for the read. And comment.

Kenneth


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joanveronica 2 years ago from Concepcion, Chile

Hi kenneth.avery you made me laugh on this dull and cloudy morning! However, I must state that as an oldie going on 75 my bones and joints are creaking loudly, but I can still use my brain. I'm very lucky!


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CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

This is funny yet so true. Enjoyed reading it and absolutely sharing.

I remember my ex-boss who was well in his senior (citizen) years when Microsoft windows first became popular. He seriously asked me, "what's the difference between this office windows(Microsoft) and that (pointing to an actual window in the office building)? Lol! I thought he was kidding only to realize he wasn't. That was so funny!


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divacratus 2 years ago from India

Hilarious! Recently came across a senior worker who had problems creating a presentation in PowerPoint. He would have just preferred to draw graphs on a big chart instead of opting for these new hi-tech stuff. He couldn't stop grumbling - was a cute sight :)


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KawikaChann 2 years ago from Northwest, Hawaii, Anykine place

That was fun - keep them coming. Upvoted/funny/follow. Peace. Kawi.


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Gypsy48 2 years ago

Very funny and oh so true!


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kenneth avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

divacratus,

Oh, you are a sweetheart for this comment. I appreciate you sharing about the senior worker. I can see that in my imagination.

Thanks for sharing.

K.


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kenneth avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

KawikaChann,

Thanks very much for your nice remark. I thank you too for the votes. And peace to you.

Kenneth


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kenneth avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hi, Gypsy48,

Thanks for stopping by and sharing your comment which I appreciate very much.

Here's wishing you a peaceful day.

Kenneth


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cecileportilla 2 years ago from West Orange, New Jersey

I really enjoyed this hub. Thanks for the laugh. Voted very funny!


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kenneth avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

cecileportilla,

"Thank you, from the heart, for this sweet comment." I really appreciate you reading this hub, laughing, commenting, and voting.

I hope you have a peaceful night.

Kenneth

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